Definition of Ecuador in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈekwəˌdôr/
A republic in northwestern South America, on the Pacific coast; population 14,573,100 (est. 2009); capital, Quito; languages, Spanish (official), Quechua.

Formerly part of the Inca empire, Ecuador was conquered by the Spanish in 1534. It remained part of Spain’s American empire until 1822, when independence was gained.

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Syllabification: Ec·ua·dor

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